“If Today You Hear His Voice . . .”

“If Today You Hear His Voice . . .”

How to listen to God in Scripture

comment | Posted Aug 12, 2014

Unlike any other book ever written, the Bible is “living and active” (Hebrews 4:12). Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Scripture has the power to bring God himself into our lives. Listen, for instance, to Moses as he addresses the Israelites just as they are about to enter the Promised Land. Continue »


What Does Holiness Look Like?

What Does Holiness Look Like?

This exercise will help you find out.

comment | Posted Aug 08, 2014

When we try to think of ourselves as holy, often our first reaction is to exclaim, “Not me!” That may be because we tend to think of holiness as something reserved for great saints and heroes, and we know we aren’t in that category! However, the truth is that by the fact of our baptism we are all called to holiness. Continue »


The Water of Life

The Water of Life

How God has used this simple substance to bring about death and life.

comment | Posted Aug 03, 2014

Today’s reading invites us to come to the waters: the waters of life. Of course, the first experience many of us have of this water is quite literal, in the sacrament of Baptism. Continue »


No Bible, No Breakfast; No Bible, No Bed

No Bible, No Breakfast; No Bible, No Bed

Selected July Meditations

comment | Posted Jul 15, 2014

What better to way to start and finish each day than with scripture? In this new calendar, Fr. Larry Richards exhorts us to put the Word of God first and last! Continue »


Keys to Healing

Keys to Healing

Four Ways to Experience Jesus’ Power

comment | Posted Jul 10, 2014

The gospels present many exciting accounts of people being healed and restored to wholeness. But after delving into them, we wonder: Can we too experience Jesus’ healing touch? Can we be set free? Continue »


Finding My Way Home

Finding My Way Home

The Eucharist drew me back.

comment | Posted Jul 08, 2014

I was baptized in the Catholic Church as an infant. My family later left the Church, and it took me fifty years to find my way home. Through all those years, I never forgot the peace I found in the Eucharist. Continue »


Be Sober and Vigilant

Be Sober and Vigilant

God wants to free us from the devil so we can help others get free.

comment | Posted Jul 03, 2014

Discerning of spirits is always a delicate matter in which we need prudence so as not to become deluded and confused. We risk deluding ourselves by ascribing all our mistakes to the devil without taking serious note of the evil we all have rooted inside us, and thus without coming against it. Continue »


Yielding to the Holy Spirit

Yielding to the Holy Spirit

Five Ways To Experience His Love More Deeply

comment | Posted Jun 20, 2014

Deep in our hearts, we all yearn for the Spirit’s presence. Often, however, obstacles can prevent us from knowing his grace more deeply. Below are five steps we can take to remove these obstacles and open our hearts to the Spirit’s transforming power. Continue »


Face to Face with God

Face to Face with God

What Makes a Prophet?

comment | Posted Jun 18, 2014

He stands on a sun-bleached dune, his tangled hair blowing in the wind and his dark eyes bearing an intense, faraway look. His hand grips a well-worn staff, and his sheepskin cloak clings to his gaunt frame. Continue »


Thirsting for the Holy Spirit

Thirsting for the Holy Spirit

An excerpt from Living in the Father's Embrace

comment | Posted Jun 09, 2014

Jesus assures us that we can have that Holy Spirit for the asking. Our asking cannot, however, be routine. It must be passionate and persevering. Continue »


Ascension Thursday

Ascension Thursday

The Hope to Which He Has Called Us (Ephesians 1:17-23)

comment | Posted Jun 05, 2014

May you know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power in us who believe." (Ephesians 1:18-19) Continue »


Practical Pointers for Bible Discussion Groups

Practical Pointers for Bible Discussion Groups

Coming Closer to the Lord with Others

comment | Posted May 28, 2014

A Bible discussion group is another key that can help us unlock the treasures of God’s word. Participating in a discussion or study group—whether through a parish, a prayer group, or a neighborhood—offers us the opportunity to grow not only in our love for God’s word but also in our love for one another. We don’t have to be trained Scripture scholars to benefit from discussing and studying the Bible together. Bible study groups provide environments in which we can worship and pray together and strengthen our relationships with other Christians. The following guidelines can help a group get started and run smoothly. Continue »


To the Ends of the Earth

To the Ends of the Earth

The Easter miracle is still at work today.

comment | Posted May 16, 2014

It’s amazing. No single event has affected so many individual lives over the course of so many centuries as the resurrection of Jesus from the dead nearly two thousand years ago. Continue »


Transformed into Christ

Transformed into Christ

Three Practical Steps

comment | Posted May 14, 2014

1. Be filled by God. There is a big difference between an empty gas tank and a full one. Likewise, God wants us to be regularly filling up on his grace, not running on empty. Continue »


A Love Stronger than Death

A Love Stronger than Death

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Words on John 14: 1 - 31

comment | Posted May 05, 2014

In his farewell discourse, Jesus announced his imminent death and resurrection to his disciples with these mysterious words: "I go away, and I will come to you," he said (John 14:28). Dying is a "going away." Even if the body of the deceased remains behind, he himself has gone away into the unknown, and we cannot follow him (see 13:36). Yet in Jesus’ case, there is something utterly new, which changes the world. Continue »


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